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Simon Grant

Simon Grant
email: simon.grant @ unlikeminds.co.uk
phone: +44 7710031657
skype: asimong
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Simon has worked as a teacher, researcher, lecturer, consultant, visionary and advisor. His interdisciplinary intellectual domain has moved from cognitive science through e‑commerce to personal development, electronic portfolios and personal values. He applies his philosophical aptitude to technology in the service of human growth, development and choice, in part through developing interoperability standards applied to systems managing information about personal abilities and values.


Advising on interoperable information systems; managing personal information to support learning; personal/professional development and employment; open standards; future matching systems; systems analysis and design towards individual choice; wide-ranging advice about human-centred technology.


2008 senior researcher and learning technology advisor, Institute for Educational Cybernetics, JISC CETIS, University of Bolton
2002 2008 freelance consultant on several projects, working extensively with the Centre for Recording Achievement, partly for JISC CETIS
1999 2002 freelance entrepreneur working to commercialise my vision for a human matching system and as e-commerce consultant
1996 1999 researcher and e-commerce course developer/trainer, University of Liverpool, Connect Centre
1994 1996 postdoctoral researcher in the field of complex system control, EC Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
1991 1994 lecturer in business computing including HCI, City University, London
1978 1986 school teacher and private tutor in maths, physics, etc.


  • CEN
  • JISC
  • Centre for Recording Achievement
  • Ernst & Young
  • Pebble Learning
  • Futurelab
  • BSI

Pro bono involvements

Simon has held several posts, and did some early Web work, within the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Major projects

Papers and presentations

For a full list of Simon’s publications, please visit:

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